Gallery: Japan Sends “Monirobo” Robot into Nuclear Plant to Keep Worker...


Japan has a new worker to help measure and test the radiation at the Fukushima Daichi nuclear plant – and it happens to be a robot named Monirobo. Short for “Monitoring Robot,” the robot can safely test radiation levels that are too dangerous for humans amidst the nuclear plant’s meltdown. Japan’s Nuclear Safety Technology Centre originally developed the robot in 1999 when an incident at a Tokaimura nuclear plant claimed two lives.

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1 Comment

  1. lazyreader March 24, 2011 at 8:13 am

    Japan has more robots per capita than just about anyone, certainly a gundam or evangelion could go in and fix the reactor.

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